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Jun
14
comment What did Jesus mean when he called the Pharisees “A brood of vipers”?
@david agreed. I had a prof who liked to emphasize that it could've been almost any parent other than Abraham and been a mortal insult, akin to Jesus calling them "snake bastards".
Jun
9
comment What does, “Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him,” mean?
You've never had a middle-of-the-night emergency? artofmanliness.com/2014/05/21/…
May
24
comment Romans 8:28 translation
Does every verb needs a visible subject? "Καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν ἐκείναις ταῖς ἡμέραις..." ~= "and it happened in those days..." The "it" is implied.
May
24
comment Romans 8:28 translation
Wouldn't it be odd for a plural subject to take a singular verb?
Apr
28
comment What does Mark's account of the upper room reveal about Judas' part in the new covenant?
a) Jesus told them about the covenant after they drank it, and b) even if he had not, there are plenty of covenants entered and then broken.
Feb
20
comment How was the Tabernacle built?
Do curtains have to be stretched taut?
Aug
6
comment When a new translation of the Bible is created
For a detailed discussion of this, I recommend A History of New Testament Lexicography by John A. L. Lee. It specifically explores how translators have relied heavily on lexicons, which in turn rely heavily on earlier translations and other lexicons.
Jul
19
comment Is 2 Timothy 3:16-7 intended to be inclusive or exclusive?
Couldn't the author of 2 Timothy have been referring to the Torah, Nevi'im, and/or Ketuvim as an unambiguous specific set of texts?
Jun
29
comment Is oral history like the telephone game?
Try playing "telephone" with adults. It's distinctly pointless because the transmission rarely changes.
Oct
14
comment What does 1 Corinthians 9:27 literally say?
A. T. Robertson mentions Aristophanes, Aristotle, and Plutarch in using "buffet".
Oct
6
comment What role does the Holy Spirit play in hermeneutics?
Also note John 8:32 where "and the truth will set you free" is preceded by "if you hold to my teaching, ...*then* you will know the truth."